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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer met with Biden to discuss VP job, sources say

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer met with Biden to discuss VP job, sources say

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has met with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, making her one of the handful of vice presidential finalists to meet with Biden. Two Democrats familiar with the search told CNN on Thursday that Whitmer remains in serious contention. Whitmer’s name had receded over the summer from some lists of prominent…MORE

Trump steps back from involving himself in Libya’s bloody civil war

Trump steps back from involving himself in Libya’s bloody civil war

As several countries come to the aid of warring factions in Libya, President Donald Trump has found himself caught in the middle of a group of strongmen he’s forged close ties with during his presidency, prompting him to stay out of the fray and let them fend for themselves. Recent pleas by the leaders of…MORE

Karen Bass faces searing scrutiny as she emerges as potential Biden VP pick

Karen Bass faces searing scrutiny as she emerges as potential Biden VP pick

Karen Bass was mostly unknown outside of California when her name popped up as a potential running mate to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Her emergence was greeted with a round of mostly glowing reviews. The 66-year-old chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus is roundly respected by her colleagues in the House, a body…MORE

Stimulus talks break down on Capitol Hill as negotiators walk away without a deal

Stimulus talks break down on Capitol Hill as negotiators walk away without a deal

Negotiations over the next stimulus package intended to bolster the economy and help struggling Americans pay their bills have stalled on Capitol Hill with Democrats and Trump administration officials walking away after talks broke down on Friday and devolved into partisan finger-pointing. No additional discussions are planned after nearly two weeks of daily meetings, and…MORE

Jewish advocacy groups slam Trump’s pick for German ambassador for bigoted comments

Jewish advocacy groups slam Trump’s pick for German ambassador for bigoted comments

Several Jewish advocacy groups are opposing President Donald Trump’s nominee to become the US ambassador to Germany in light of his incendiary comments, including some unearthed by CNN’s KFile, about Germany, the Holocaust and Jewish groups. The American Jewish Committee, the Anti-Defamation League, J Street, the StandWithUs Center for Combating Antisemitism and B’nai B’rith have…MORE

Trump continues his norm-breaking by campaigning from the White House

Trump continues his norm-breaking by campaigning from the White House

President Donald Trump is considering using the White House as the backdrop in a made-for-TV campaign moment later this month, accepting his party’s nomination in a speech from the heights of the building’s Truman Balcony to a throng of fellow Republicans on the South Lawn below. It’s one of several scenarios arising from the current…MORE